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  • Summary: More Pirates! More Adventure! More Monkeys! Relive the second swashbuckling misadventure of the wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood as he searches for the lost treasure of Big Whoop, attempts to win back the beautiful Elaine Marley and takes on the now evil zombie pirate, LeChuck! Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge faithfully re-imagines the original classic in signature Special Edition detail. Plus, interact with the world of Monkey Island like never before with new direct-character controls, an interactive object highlight system, behind the scenes art viewer and creator commentary featuring the original developers of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge! Play it again for the first time with signature Special Edition features. [LucasArts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
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  1. Amarcord operations like this one should be enforced by law: a masterpiece of videogame history is proposed again with new graphics and a new style. All has remained as we remembered, with its ironic strength and its perfection. Simply a myth.
  2. An absolute joy to play once more. [Oct 2010, p.80]
  3. Guybrush Theepwood strikes back in the remake of his best adventure so far. Also, Lechuck's Revenge is one of the best of his genre. A great adventure game and a fantastic remake.
  4. Masterpiece of re-mastering. After a long 19 years the legendary adventure game returns in all its glory. Monkey Island 2 SE is as good as wine – the older the better. [Aug 2010]
  5. It's an excellent chance to relive the heady days of the point-and-click adventure, where games were written with intelligence, humour and precision rather than large explosions and endless DLC.
  6. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge is a great addition to your downloadable library. Whether you're an old adventure gamer looking to scratch a nostalgic itch or a shellshocked shooter fan looking for a whimsical break from the fray, this game's meager entry fee is well worth it.
  7. If you're an adventure games fan and didn't yet try this legend of the genre, you can't miss this new special edition. Now if you're already a fan knowing the whole game by heart, quoting the best punch lines during high society galas, here's an opportunity to dive in again and rediscover this mythical game under a new light. The only thing we were disappointed with was the creators' commentary: it fell short of our expectations, otherwise it would have garnered 5 stars easy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. May 13, 2012
    10
    That's the best old-school point-and-click adventure game remake that I've seen, waaaaay better than The Secret Of Monkey Island: SE and better than both "renovated" parts of Broken Sword. Expand
  2. Han
    Aug 12, 2010
    10
    Here we have one of the best adventure games. The story is engaging and hilarious, the characters are all fascinating, the music is catchy and it looks beautiful. The puzzles remain hard but the introduction of a hint system really helps you when you are in trouble and the ability to swap to classic view is a real treat. The added voice acting and how you are now able to use them in the classic view is also a welcome edition. A must buy. Expand
  3. Dec 15, 2012
    10
    The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition was a nice remake of a great game. LeChuck's Revenge manages to make even better. Graphics, interface, music, almost everything is better in this remake of the second episode in the Monkey Island series. Add a hilarious storyline to this and you get one of the greatest adventure titles in video game history, at least in my opinion. This game isn't the slightest bit serious, and people who whine about it should gather more information before blindly buying the game just because it has good reviews. LucasArts games have always been hilarious, with lots of humor, unlikely situations and crazy puzzles. But this is the reason why LucasArts games worked so well and are now considered as classics. And this remake is no exception. Expand
  4. Jan 25, 2012
    10
    Hey, i was never there when this was originally released. Glad i tried it. A lot better than most modern games i have played, going next to skyrim in my games. Expand
  5. Apr 28, 2011
    10
    Re-live the classic adventures of Guybrush Threepwood from yer childhood in MONKEY ISLAND 2 SE!
    New graphics, voices, and then to add to it,
    you can hear the developers talk about certain scenes mid-game... It's great fun!

    The later generation of gamers may or may not like this game though, but that's just taste. For what this game does, it does VERY well.

    For anyone who has not played an point and click adventure game like this, you should maybe check out youtube first and see if it interests you or not. - mixes adventure with puzzle.- I guess, never had to explain what a point and click adventure game was but.. hey , it tells a great story, makes you think (ie, how to cheat your way into winning competitions), and provides you with a few good laughs all the way!

    If you had this on your Amiga, or PC already (the original versions)- this surprisingly is still a worthy buy for the extras it provides. From the new graphics (a ton better than the SE of MI1), to the commentary tracks available when you demand them whilst you play.

    uhm...
    Its a good'n!
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  6. Jul 11, 2011
    9
    MI2 is one of the best adventure games ever made and this is one great remake. The puzzles are some of the most memorable of all adventure games, the atmosphere both moody and funny, the story is good and the characters are fantastic. Guybrush Threepwood would perhaps be my favourite video game character that this remake has enhanced everything thats great about him. This sequel certainly has some weird moments, and some strange decisions were made to the direction of the story, it also has probably one of the most unexpected and awkward endings to a game for good and for bad. But all in all this undoubtable its a true and solid remake. HIGHLY recommended to intelligent gamers. Expand
  7. Oct 23, 2010
    0
    This has to be the worst game I have played. It is so childish and full of lame tasks. The humor that gets tossed into the story line is very elementary and perfect for a very young child, but I'm not a young child. I can't believe the ratings it has received (a 9.2 user score???) because I was so bored and so frustrated by playing it, I wished I could have returned it. I have played many games for years with this being the lowest on the list. It is so linear that I was bored in about 15 minutes. The puzzles should drive anyone mad because they are very silly. This might be good for a child between the ages of 8-10, but other than that it is a complete waste of time. I bought the game because it was rated so highly. ONLY buy this game if you are under 10 and like cartoons with puzzles and corny jokes or if you like really old fashioned games that had no excitement. The biggest thrill I received was when I uninstalled it. Thumbs down for LucasArts and Monkey Island. Expand

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